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Judicial Authority

The Confusing Conundrum of Contempt of Court

Brad Reid | Posted 04.23.2013 | Crime
Brad Reid

Several competing public policies make "contempt of court" difficult to precisely define. It is a conundrum because of the difficult balance that must be maintained between orderly justice and arbitrary judicial actions.

Judging Sonia: In Defense of Judicial Activism and a Wise Latina

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

What is the role or expectation of a justice on the Supreme Court? An adherent of precedent? A policy maker? And just how did judicial activism garner such a tarnished reputation?